Morin Heights Historical Association
The Morin Heights Historical Association was established
as a non-profit corporation in 1997 and has grown and flourished in our
community ever since. The mission of the Morin Heights
Historical Association is primarily to inform and involve our
community in the awareness and preservation of all aspects of our
natural and built heritage. Also, we wish to interest and include
all community members through various events and exhibits, through our
magazine, The Porcupine, (Le Porc-épic -
bilingual since 2004) and four seasonal newsletters.
Membership ($10.00 per year per person)
is open to anyone interested in the history and heritage of Morin
Heights and the surrounding Lower Laurentian district. Visit this
site's History Page to read a brief outline
of our history.
We are a truly bilingual organization, and reflect the linguistic and
cultural mix of Morin Heights. Also, we have created strong links
with other heritage groups outside our immediate community, such as QAHN (Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network),
(Fédération des sociétiés d'histoire du
Québec), the MRC
Pays-d'en-Haut (cultural committee) and with neighboring
historical groups such as SHGPH (
La société d'histoire et de généalogie des
Pays-d'en-Haut) in St. Sauveur des Monts.
We have been, for the most part, entirely self-funding. Various
special exhibits held over the years have always covered their own
costs plus usually provided some profits.
In our twenty years of establishment, we have published ten editions of our Association's historical magazine, The Porcupine, which have provided another steady source of revenue. More importantly, The Porcupine has been an excellent public relations vehicle for us and has provided a vehicle for local researchers and writers to create articles of interest about our history.
Every edition of The Porcupine is entirely different, and although not a "consecutive-chronological order" type of history, certainly, as a whole, these magazines have covered a vast variety of aspects of our collective past. We also have available note cards, now $5.00 for a pack of 5 with envelopes, available from the Association, with an illustration based on a collage by Helmut Gransow.